MS Excel: How to use the UCASE Function (VBA)

Function for VBA


This Excel tutorial explains how to use the Excel UCASE function with syntax and examples.


The Microsoft Excel UCASE function converts a string to all upper-case.

The UCASE function is a built-in function in Excel that is categorized as a String/Text Function. It can be used as a VBA function (VBA) in Excel. As a VBA function, you can use this function in macro code that is entered through the Microsoft Visual Basic Editor.


The syntax for the UCASE function in Microsoft Excel is:

UCase( text )

Parameters or Arguments

The string that you wish to convert to upper-case.

Applies To

  • Excel 2016, Excel 2013, Excel 2011 for Mac, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000

Type of Function

  • VBA function (VBA)

Example (as VBA Function)

The UCASE function can only be used in VBA code in Microsoft Excel.

Let’s look at some Excel UCASE function examples and explore how to use the UCASE function in Excel VBA code:

UCase("Tech on the Net")

Result: "ALPHABET"

For example:

Dim LResult As String

LResult = UCase("This is a TEST")

In this example, the variable called LResult would now contain the value “THIS IS A TEST”.


VBA Code : Convert an entire spreadsheet to uppercase

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